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We sent a squid into space today. Let me say that again. We sent a squid into space today. Now, when I say “squid”, I don’t mean an old sailor or some sort of WWII vintage weapon. I mean we sent a ten-armed marine cephalopod into space. Oh, and it’s not just any squid. It’s [...]

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Jimmie on December 28th, 2010

Holy crapweasel, that’s a big storm! If you look carefully, you can see snow on the ground in Maryland and farther north. Neat stuff from NASA GOES.

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Jimmie on December 20th, 2010

Someone get this to Stephen Green, stat! If you have often wondered what exactly lies within the various concoctions that make our favourite alcoholic drinks, then here is your answer. These incredible pictures show popular cocktails magnified up to 1,000 times under a high-tech laboratory microscope. Produced by U.S. firm Bevshots, they reveal the incredible [...]

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I never got to do anything this cool in my college days. When a NASA satellite met its doom in a fiery blaze in Earth’s atmosphere after a seven-year mission, a bunch of college students were at the controls. But these students didn’t hack into NASA to take the satellite for a destructive joyride — [...]

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Good news, everyone! The Large Hadron Collider has succesfully caused its very first high-energy particle collision. The experiment went off pretty much as planned, which means it did not create a planet-swallowing black hole nor did it rend the very fabric of space and time and create a gateway through which horrors beyond man’s reckoning would heave [...]

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When I was a kid, I used to love leafing through my Dad’s old collection of Popular Science magazines. He didn’t have quite as many of them as he did National Geographic, but he had more than plenty to keep a curious Science Geek in Training busy for many hours*. I got away from PopSci [...]

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Okay, scientists, we get it. You’re incredibly smart and able to tinker with the DNA of even the smallest animals. And…well…it’s not that we don’t trust you, but whoa up a bit, okay? Before you turn your “Swarms of Engineered Voodoo Wasps” loose on the various crop pests of the world, can you make extra [...]

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Jimmie on December 29th, 2009

Instapundit linked to a fascinating article in Wired Magazine on success, mistakes, and how we pursue the answers to questions that vex us. The author, Jonah Lehrer, did a very good job of telling a couple entertaining stories, beginning with the tale of the two men who won the 1978 Nobel Prize for Physics and [...]

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